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Obama admits ISIS threat was misjudged as U.S. splits emerge

A week after U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria began, lawmakers continued to question President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the militant group ISIS, which he admitted in a televised interview Sunday was more powerful than the U.S. initially believed.<p>Echoing sentiments also expressed by James …

Why The CDC Thinks 1.4 Million People Might Contract Ebola By February

A crash course in modeling the outbreak of a deadly disease<p>Last June, the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone built a temporary ward in anticipation of an influx of Ebola patients. The makeshift building was covered with thin, tin metal sheets, haphazardly held to the walls by wire …

Disease

Here’s how big the iPhone 6 is compared to HTC One (M8)

The iPhone 6 is far from being official, but more and more images from China keep showing 4.7-inch iPhone mockups in various scenarios, with all …

T-Mobile's discounted plans boost subscriber adds | Reuters

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said it added a record number of customers in the first quarter, blowing past its competitors as the company’s aggressive discounts lured in subscribers<p>A T-Mobile store sign is seen in Broomfield, Colorado February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>T-Mobile shares jumped 7.3 …

The iPhone 6 And The Rising Curve Of Credible Concepts

A video released this week by Unbox Therapy provided the best sense of scale yet for the rumored 4.7 inch iPhone 6. The maker of the video, Lewis Hilsenteger, credited Apple blogger Sonny Dickson with locating the “leaked” case design in which his prop was based. A little additional research …

Dropbox Acquires Cloud Photos Startup Loom And Document Collaboration Service Hackpad

Only days after revealing its first dedicated photo management and sharing application Carousel, Dropbox is announcing it has acquired cloud photo storage and sync service Loom, a favorite among iOS users. The company, which currently offers apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as an online …

Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in Nigeria

Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state's capital.<p>No one claimed responsibility for Tuesday's kidnapping, but fingers were pointed at fighters …

Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People at Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 71 people during Monday morning's rush hour, police said.<p>Body parts and blood were strewn across the station after the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years.<p>"I was waiting to get on a bus …

Extremism

These are the first five things you need to do with your new Galaxy S5

Have a new Galaxy S5? Do these things first!<p>So you've got your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5. Congratulations! But now that you've got your phone, it's …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Android News

Dropbox responds to backlash over Condoleezza Rice board appointment

The week seemed to start off on a triumphant note for hot Silicon Valley start-up Dropbox. The company held a media event Wednesday to unveil a slew of new applications designed to demonstrate its expanding vision as it marches closer to an anticipated initial public offering.<p>But the week is ending …

Silicon Valley

PayPal Debuts Its Biometrics And Smartwatch Integrations With Samsung

After announcing integrations with the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress In February, PayPal is finally debuting the integration today, allowing users in 25 countries to login to PayPal with their fingerprint.<p>The partnership allows allow fingerprints to enable payment verification on …

Region locking on the Galaxy S5 is a bit different than on the Note 3

Note 3 region locking sticker<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5, going on sale today around the world, is region-locked, just like the Note 3. But Samsung made a small change to the way users can unlock it, as the sticker on the device package indicates.<p>A little background: Samsung first imposed a region-lock …

Samsung Galaxy S5

'Gear Solo' is Samsung's standalone smartwatch, report says

Samsung is tipped to be making a new smartwatch that doesn't need to be synced with a smartphone to make calls.<p>Samsung's rumoured standalone smartwatch -- that would make calls without needing to be synced to a smartphone -- could be called the 'Gear Solo', according to a fresh report concerning …

Wearable Tech

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

Harvey Milk Will Be The First Openly Gay Official To Appear On A U.S. Stamp

The stamp will be released on Harvey Milk Day, May 22.

LGBTQI

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn't Need

<i>Why?!</i><p>As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week this remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it is the second time we’ve made this exclamation in as many months after Facebook spent a seemingly ludicrous amount of money …

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Now Among Billionaire CEOs Earning $1 Salary

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the company’s lowest-paid employee, according to its latest proxy filing. Zuckerberg — worth $27.8 billion mostly in Facebook stock — requested an annual wage of $1 in 2013, joining the ranks of a handful of other very wealthy CEOs who take a …

Healthcare.gov Is Calling In Sick Today

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Healthcare.gov was down for maintenance Monday morning, and is now queueing guests — on the last day …